Serpentine Gallery

Gallery in Kensington & Hyde Park

This gallery, looking like a 1930s tearoom amid leafy Kensington Gardens, is one of London’s most important contemporary-art galleries. Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Louise Bourgeois, Gabriel Orozco, Tomoko Takahashi and Jeff Koons have all exhibited here. A leading architect (who has never built in the UK) is annually commissioned to build a new ‘Summer Pavilion’ nearby, open from June to October. The galleries run a full program of readings, talks and open-air cinema screenings.

This gallery and the nearby Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid, are collectively known as the Sackler Galleries.


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